Jan Hollenbeck 
PASS - Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC 


July 06, 2010 at 08:30 AM 
July 09, 2010 at 04:30 PM 

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Devens Common Center 
31 Andrews Parkway
Devens, MA 01434

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Occupational Therapy in the Public School Setting 

Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC presents

a 2010 Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education- sponsored

FREE Summer Institute

for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

working in Massachusetts elementary and secondary schools with students with disabilities.

Join Us for this Exciting Opportunity!

  • Expand knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention
  • Find out what’s happening in other districts
  • Identify problems and solutions in your district
  • Learn how technology can make documentation easier
  • Participate in small group discussion and collaboration
  • Get free materials
  • Learn about valuable online resources that can help you to do your job

 …and much more in this unique summer institute funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 Apply Now! This institute is FREE to qualified applicants!

Institute Description: This institute is designed to provide tools to enable occupational therapists to advance their practice skills within the school setting.  Participants will be empowered to provide educationally relevant services consistent with policies governing school practice.  Topics will include the role of occupational therapist within the school setting, laws and regulations, workload management, the assessment process and tool selection, service planning and intervention, effective documentation, using evidence to inform practice and team collaboration. Participants will learn to utilize on-line resources to inform their practice. There will be ongoing opportunities for collaborating with therapists from other districts.

Institute Requirements: This institute includes 6 days of on-site instruction, eight or more hours of on-line learning, and completion of a project in the fall.  Institute participants must attend all sessions and complete all course requirements in order to participate and receive 67.5 PDPs. No partial credit will be given. Optional undergraduate and graduate credit is available for a fee through Fitchburg State College.

Dates:  July 6 – July 9 (8:30 – 4:30), September 24 (8:30 – 5:00), and November 13 (8:30 – 5:00), 2010. There will also be online participation and a project in the fall.

Location:  Devens Common Center, 31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434

Provider(s): Partnership for Advancement of School Service-Providers, LLC – PASS

Faculty:   Sharon Ray,  ScD, OTR/L,  Jan Hollenbeck,  OTD, OTR/L, June Bunch,  MS, OTR/L, MHA  

 Contact:     Jan Hollenbeck, 617-285-032,


 Application Process: 30 spaces available.

Current public school therapists who are employed in school districts that have been identified as "high-need" will be given first priority for registration. Beyond these priorities, participants will be accepted on a first -come, first -served basis. Applications received prior to June 7, 2010 will be notified of acceptance into the institute on or before June 7, 2010. Applications received after June 7, 2010 will be notified of acceptance on a rolling basis until the institute is fully enrolled.

 To submit an application for this institute click on the “Register Now” button below.